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without crafting the big grand compromise the president and congressionaleaders need to negotiate to raise that limit. they're demanding 2 trillion in spending cut bees made to give the president the increase he wants and the democrats any deal to cut spending has to increed an increase in tax revenue. the big question, going into tonight's meeting is whether a smaller deficit reduction deal is possible. both sides are saying it can be done. failure to do it w wld lead to economic meltdown. >> john, thank you very much. joining me to discuss the road ahead is the white house chief of staff bill ley. thank you very much for joining us. you've heard what jon said. you've seen what speaker boehner did. what's your relakes to the deal nono >> it's very unfortunate the speaker made the comments he has. the president is committed to solving this deficit possible for the future of america. he's looking forward to the meeting to play out his case. he's saying, it is time now to make the tough decisions. in this town, generally they kick the can. nobody wants to do the tough things. he's committed
before the country defaults on its debt? there's a big white house meeting today. >>> on the run, a stunning statement from the country's new secretary of defense. al qaeda's defeat is within reach. is america close to a victory over the terror network? >>> stolen life. kidnapped and held captive for 18 of her 31 years. jaycee dugard speaks exclusively to abc's diane sawyer about what it was like to be a prisoner, now, finally to be fre >> wow. i can walk into the next room and see my mom. wow, i can decide totoump in the car and go to the beach with the girls. wow. >> unbelievable. >> and, royal red carpet. it was the biggest night yet for the royal newlyweds of north america. hollywood's biggggt stars were out. but no surprise, it was kate who stole the show. we are live ininos angeles for will and kate's big hollywood moment. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "good morning america," now, live from the belasco theater in los angeles, california, and new york city, weekend anchors bianna golodryga and dan harris. >> good morning, america, you're looking a
party troops. big vote on his plan today but, robin, that doesn't mean this crisis is any closer than being solved. hat doesn't mean this >> far from it. >>> plus, a remarkable story of survival after a trip to a family reunion went terribly wrong, how one man hung on for help, used his socks to save his life. >> treaded water for 17 hours, unbelievable. also, alex trebek, what a strange story. now he is a crime fighter. a burglar broke into his hotel room. he decided to take her on. he hurt himself in the process. getting to the bottom of that story coming up. >>> right to the tropical storm taking aim at the gulf coast. sam is back with us in the studio and has been tracking the latest on don. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin, good morning, george. let's get to don and put it right in the circle of suspicion because last night, see, wait, wait, wait, go, go, go, okay, we're not going to get the circle. max, put the circle on it. it was a rainstorm that moved from cuba to cancun. there is where it is. it is a small storm capable of large fluctuations in strength. here's wher
for years just died. john mackey was 69 years old. >>> all right jamie, let's get into it. you can see big thundershower here in central hartford county. if you are bell air or also in cassel county, get ready. this is not a severe storm, but it will pack gusty conditions, some downpours and of course dangerous lightning. the main concern, and a storm flairing up. we'll keep an eye on that. other than that, you can see the clouds and storms firing up. boy this has been the other story. heat index values around triple digits, 99 in easten right now. this evening we fall slowly through the 80s, talk about the increased chance for showers and storms coming tomorrow straight ahead. >> think it's hot here, go down to d.c. after weeks of tense negotiations on capitol hill, congressional leaders from both parties met with the president to try and hammer out a deal to increase the nation's credit limit before the august 2 deadline. now with both sides drawing firm lines on what they are willing to cut, can any agreement actually pass congress? abc's karen travers with more. >> the debate over ho
big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
votes to pass and it may be too big with a week left before the august 2nd deadline when the u.s. government would default on the loans.>>> a 7-year-old with epilepsy says a service dog would make his life much easier. now to pay for the dog, he is written a book and evan moss wrote a 26-page book called my seizure dog and wrote it and did the illustrations and it represents his take on what that dog would do for his life. >> the dog would eat pizza with me. if i go to outer space, the seizure dog would come, too. >> most people here have been a part of the seven years we have been dealing with this. >> a lot of people we know, but the majority of the people in the line we have never met. >> evan knows the dog will alert his family when he is having a life-threatening seizure caused by the epilepsy. they need $13,000 to get the specially trained dog and they are using proceeds from the book to try to raise the money. >>> at 5:38 we are watching the satellite radar composit and we have been tracking storms through southern maryland and they are fading away and regenerating south
injured. >>> another day of blazing heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her?
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
. >> the the president said he's committed to a big deal. $4 trillion over ten years. i'm committed to it. we need some bipartisanship here. >> house speaker john boehner wants the president to lay out some specific cuts to entitlement programs. but in weeks of debate, the sticking points haven't changed. republicans oppose new taxes and democrats oppose cuts in entitlement programs. senate leaders have come up with a plan b to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own. >>> if you're an mba graduate looking for a job, google might be the place for you. there's a list of 100 top employers. consulting firm mackenzie came in at number 2. financial institutions dropped. apple was number 3. facebook was number 7. last year's top priority was having a work/life balance. >>> let's take a look at the top stories tonight. a gas station attendant shot over the weekend is out of the hospital. a masked gunman walked into the station on saturday and opened fire. he got away with some cash. investigators think the same person tried to rob another store earlier in the evening. they are loo
killed. luckily the round penetrated something else that saved his life. >> a big hole in the gun that's all it was it. and he had a wealth right here. he never get shot, though. just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: he found a disassembled assault rifle. he is being held without bond. the police officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. >>> today a baltimore city cop accused of operating a drug ring will go to court for a bond hearing. daniel redd was arrested earlier this week for alleged participation in a heroin organization. now an affidavit says he got the heroin from a supplier in africa. the document goes onto say he was in police uniform armed with a handgun while conducting thetransaction at work. >>> an update this morning on the baltimore journalist missing in libya. matthew vandyke's mother and dutch ruppeersberger reports two independent sightings of vandyke in the tripoli prison. they are working to confirm the sightings. he disappeared in march a week after going toly yeah to write about the uprising. >>> news time 6:05. the latest on
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said that speaker boehner needs to stand up and pursue one of the paths that's out there. lot of those same gimmicks in savings from future wars are in the republican budget, the paul ryan budget. george? >
that rock is there such a thing as too big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of lev
: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar but it's already left the prime minister scrambling, the head of scotland yard has resigned, and a skating parliamentary report accused rupert murdoch's company of deliberately trying to thwart a criminal investigation into the illegal activities of his newspaper here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch back from whence he came? >> reporter: the prime minister didn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey cough rkofman, abc news loloon. >> certainly not over yet though as this continues to grow and we're investigating issues here. people, perhaps 9/11 victims, who might have had their cell phones hacked. >> it's scary. judging by the atmosphere there. and the number two, headlines in australia this morning, now that country may be stepping into the investigation to see if phone hacking occurred on their turf. so this thing's snowballing out of control. >> that's for sure. agreed. although you can hop in your private je
, many deep cuts in spending. there'e'more restraint in or. he made it clear for a big deal, there will have to be balance between revenue and spending. the question is how much can we get done? the president's few is clear. we have to get as much done as we can to give assurance to the market and american people that we have our fiscal house in order. >> if you have to predict, what is the deal that will get done to avoid a deadline, potential catastrophe as we're calling it? >> the minimum, i think the debt is extended. notwithstanding, the voices of a few willing to play with armageddon, responsible leaders in washington or not. our efforts over the next days is, in addition to that, do as much as we possibly can to make the tough decisions. this is a question off leaders coming together and saying, we are going to do hard things on both sides. the president said, if not now, when. >> jack lew, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you indeed. >> and the parties in a bit of a cooling off period after a contentious series of white house meetings at one point tension
their own loved ones? >>> and caught. after learning of a big shark caught off massachusetts this weekend, our correspondent, face to face in the water. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we begin here with that abc news exclusive. the woman at the center of the storm. the hotel maid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn, of sexual assault, is now breaking her silence tonight. just a short time ago, sitting down with abc's robin roberts. the hotel worker says she stands by her story, declaring, god as my witness, i'm telling the truth. for the first time, we see here, and linsey davis is here with what we've heard so far. >> reporter: this is the first time we're seeing her face. perhaps you've never heard her name before. nafissatou diallo is the woman we simply came to know as the hotel maid who accused dominique strauss-kahn of attempted rape. she's ending her silence with an exclusive tv interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts. why now? "i never want to be in public," she says, "but i have no choice. now i have to be in public. i
that this is a moment to be seized, that as long as they are attempting deficit reduction, they should think big. and what they're talking about could affect millions and millions of f ericans. there's a lot of cutting going on at the white house these days, and the branches of this elm could be just the beginning. both president obama and the house speaker, john boehner, today pushed congressional leaders to reduce the deficit by up to $4 trillion over the next decade or so. but how to get there is the sticking point. the president wants both spending cuts and new taxes and revenue. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: and the pain will trickle down. and how might you feel it? republicans want to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from entitlement programs on the table from medicaid for low income americans. and for seniors, hundred of billions form medicate and social security. those benefits could be reduced, particularly for wealthier seniors. serious pain for seniors and serious fears. >> without medicare, i would be in a w
't heard of serious backups. but the big question is what will the weather do and are those people driving that fast? wyatt has a look at the forecast right now. hello,. >> see the boats zipping by there too. >> you know i tell you, things hold up well this weekend i think the one wild card is sunday afternoon and sunday evening. but for the most part we are looking good. tonight clear up and down the east coast wherever your travels take you. i think you are fine getting out of bwi or dulles or reagan. still warm. 08 in dc, 72 in easton a. 69 in baltimore and upper 60s on the shore. but humidity while relatively pleasant will begin to creep up tomorrow i think during the day we get to 91. but humidity creeps up tomorrow night. but that's going to mean more steamy scenario sunday and 4th of july monday. we break all the details for you coming up in just a few. back to you. >>> ids it happened again. three -- it happened again three men storm into a home announce they are police and tie up the people inside. the latest was overnight in federal hill. this is days after a sim layer situation
message alerts me that city safety kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to k
up enough votes to pass it. also, it may just be too big for congress to deal with only a week left. tahman bradley, abc news, the white house. >> down to the wire. people are fed up. >> they should be. i mean, this is weeks and weeks of this. >> absolutely. >> this is not just some issue on capitol hill. if you have a 401(k) and we do default on august 2nd you're going to see all of us, tens of millions of usus will see an impact. this is an issue that affects everything. >> holding our breath. >>> a chicago man who is turned up in las vegas alive and well three decades after he vanished and was declared dead. he left everything and everyone behind, including his family and friends. abc's ryan owens explains h h he managed to stay under the radar. >> reporter: arthur jones was hiding in plain sight. a man with a gambling problem living in this las vegas home, working at this casino. the 72-year-old was declared dead decades ago. detectives thought he'd been murdered by the mob back in 1979. in reality, he'd sold his seat on the chicago board of trade to settle a massive gambling de
news, although not happy family news, j. lo and marc anthony, that was the big announcement heard round the world. they split. saying that it was a painful time but you know what he said, though, at a concert in colombia? they're saying i'm single, he's laughing about it, somewhat flirting with some of the ladies in the audience. >> he's calling them members of the audience, mamacita, hot mama. is that really appropriate? >> you've got to jump right back, get right back on that horse. j. lo, i'm not exactly concerned about her future. >> they have children. >> they do. >> i find it kind of sad. >>> when we come back, it was movie magic at the box office. >> that's right. you're watching "world news n " now." [ female announcer ] firm skin would be easy without gravity. with olay challenge that. regenerist day and night duo. the uv lotion helps protect skin and firms during the day. the cream hydrates to firm at night. gravity doesn't stand a chance. regenerist, from olay. >>> here some are stories to watch today on abc news. general david petraeus hans over nato command in afghanistan
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some of his heroes. some of these guys are very big. >> right. >> reporter: are you afraid? >> i don't have any fear of getting beat up. i just have fear of, like -- i think they c c just look at my sideways and i would melt with fear. >> brett favre was so old, he remembers the first brett favre is old joke. >> he kind of stone faced me in the audience. i knew where he but sitting and i made the mistake of looking at him. he gave me a laugh later. >> reporter: he does have some recent experience working tough crowds. >> what happened to you? when you were sworn in you looked like the guy from the old spice commercials. now you look like louis gossett sr. >> the white house correspondents dinner was more intimidating because who was there. people that can use the irs to investigate you. people that can, you know, deny you permits. >> reporter: and, of course, people like donald trump. he w wt after trump hard. >> donald trump has been saying he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising, because i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> reporter: don't trtrump didn
this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale whose life was saved by a group of researchers repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. we should say the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight. jon, good evening to you. >> good evening, dan. the house and the senate have spent the last 24 hours on a series of showboats on bills that don't have a chance of passing. but republicans say they're fully engaged with the white house. and have spoken with the president t
. >> christiane, thanks to you, on the game of political chicken playing out tomorrow. with that big white house meeting coming, christiane will go inside the negotiations with white house chief of staff, bill daley. he'll speak with christiane tomorrow morning on abc's "this week." >>> now, to the birth of a nation in africa tonight. south sudan is now its own country. tens of thousands celebrated independence, dancing in the streets. marking a long and bloody study. the tribes of south sudan and the mainly arab north have been fighting on n d off for 50 years now. >>> there was not bold headline from africa this weekend. a plea from the u.n. over the worsening drought. refugee camps are being overwhelmed by people fleeing devastating drought and food shortages. 10 million people in five countries are affected. relief agencies are appealing for help around the world in feeding them. >>> much more ahead as we continue on "world news" this saturday night. a different kind of housework. the researchers going inside american homes with children with autism. what they are looking for and what it cou
felt on main street. >> reporter: to go big or not to go big? that is the question when it comes to raising the nation's debt limit. and after another meeting at the white house, the president and congress appear no closer to a deal. if the president and congress fail t tagree to raise the nation's debt limit, the forecasts sound almost apocalyptic. >> stock prices are going to fall, bond prices are going to fall, you're going to notice on when you logon to your 401(k). >> reporter: already family businesses like the feinbergs' bathroom fixtures company in ft. lauderdale, florida, have taken down the help wanted sign, waiting to hear if the u.s. government becomes a deadbeat. >> we want to hire employees. we want to grow our business. we want to spend money doing advertising. so it's just difficult. >> reporter: a new u.s. chamber of commerce survey says two-thirds of america's small businesses have no plans to hire in the coming year. >> everyone's scared. no one's going to make a move. >> reporter: yet after another white house meeting, it was another day without an agreement t
-thirds of the country again by the end of next week through next weekend. so enjoy the break while it lasts because big-time heat is just days awaw. >> heat bubble. makes it sound much more benign than it actually is. thank you, amber. we'll get back to you more in a little bit. >>> america, by the way is now just over a week away from defaulting on its debt. there's the clock. this morning, there is immense pressure on both parties in washington to cut some sort of deal before the stock market re-opens on monday. there are real fears that there could be a huge sell-off if politicians fail to make some progress today, so let's go straight to abc's david kerley who's been tracking the horse trading throughout the night. david, is there a chance that we will see something today? >> reporter: we will see something today, i am told, by members of the house of representatives that john boehner is going to come up with a framework, some kind of plan to raise the country's debt ceiling, and the pressure is really on boehner right now. he had a meeting last night with other congressional leaders up on the hill
of casey anthony's defense, that was the big question. would she take the stand? the jury hear from perhaps the only person who knows what happened to her daughter. >> you understand that your decision to testify or not testify is solely your decision and your decision alone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: but first one last critical witness for the defense. crystal holloway, the woman who claimed she had a brief affair with casey's father. >> was this an intimate relationship? >> yes. >> reporter: george anthony admits they were friends but denies they were anything more and he also denies what has become the cornerstone of the defense, that he, caylee's grandfather, knew this was not a murder at all. >> he had said it was an accident that snowballed out of control but i was in shock. >> reporter: the defense claims caylee died in a swimming pool accident and granddad george helped dispose of the body the same way he buried household pets over the years. >> when you found out that your granddaughter was found with a blanket and with a plastic bag and with duct tape, did you tele law enforcement
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
the best deal you can tomorrow. >>> facebook made a big announcement. on the heels of the google's social network. facebook is rolling out video calls. they're also launching a group chat feature. users can create group chats. facebook now has 750 million users and they share 4 billion things suchs a photos and links on the status update each day. >>> this is the neatest thing i've seen. vending machines aren't just for drinks and snacks. facebook is filling them with computer accessories. here's one of the computer vending machines. >> this is frictionless it. an employer needs something and they take the badge and they badge in. they have everything that they need. they have power supplies and key boards. >> facebook says they're cost effective by keeping better track of the supplies. the employees swipe badges and get what they need. the company hopes to eliminate supply cabinets by the end of the year. >>> the bw parkway is open tonight. it was shutdown for four hours. we have a bizarre attack near 195. a man armed with a shotgun beat at a mobile speed camera. the operator was inside.
for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch from wednesday he came? >> reporter: the prime minister doesn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet is afternoon to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> and questions tonight about where the controversy will go when he lands back here at home. >>> and still ahead here on "world news" this wednesday night, broken promises this evening. an entire town gathered and told that those propgsed pensions, we can't afford. so, now what? >>> and this comes as we look here for new solutions. this evening, the one thing you should ask your boss about tomorrow morning to keep your retirement dream alive. >>> and then later here on "world news," what would you do? or betteret what would you wife do after that n
but they are calling to see if the 32-year-old girlfriend's death is suspicious. >>> we know texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hi
thought it would go the other way, but what a big night for this country, which could use a boost, david. even judy wambach, abby wambach's mother, said her heart was with the japanese. david? >> deborah roberts at the world cup. heartbreaking for the u.s., but a fitting win for japan after such a trying year. >>> we're going to turn now to sunday night. out of londonhis two stunning new casualties of that scandal now threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. the chief of scotland yard resigned a short time ago, and murdoch's own protege has been arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening to you, david. another day and another bombshell in the scandal that is rocking britain. make that two. a resignation here at scotland yard, and, an arrest. and it's not over yet. the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake, shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned late today. he insisted he had noo involvement i
, and couples are now being chosen for the date by lottery. >> what an influx it will be. >> certainly a big day. >>> all right. an update to what appeared to be a city's tough stance on distracted pedestrians. >> it had been reported that philadelphia was cracking down on texting while walking with hefty fines in place if you crossed that boundary. the city's depp city mayor says not true. pedestrians will be reminded to be aware of their surroundings w will certainly not be fined. >> it would have been hard to enforce a bit. >> i agree. >>> coming up next after the break, stocks are surging this morning. we'll check k the new numbers. >>> the hunt for casey anthony. where is she beginning her new life? this morning a clue. >>> and extreme eating at your favorite chain restaurant, the meals look tasty but the food police tell us just how bad they are. we'll be right back. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning after the dow's best day so far this year. investors are also optimistic about the debt crises in both europe and the u u. tokyo's nikkei average added 116 points today. hong kong'
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. the previous three to four months wasn't long enough to find a new job. >>> big pickup trucks respect selling. there's concern that could lead to price wars and lower profits. the biggest backlog is gm full size pickup trucks and gmc sierra. >> that is not a problem for the toyota prius. the automaker expects this year's sales to beat last year's despite the natural disasters that cut production. the increase of the prius sales was fueled by high gas pricic. >>> back to school sales are starting early. sorry, kids. one reason is that stores are nervous about consumer spending despite yesterday's good retail spending numbers. last year consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to-school shopping. >> the brand-new pencil keeper. >>> the shocking report on obesity rates across the country. here we go again, all the abdomen shots. why this is an alarming epidemic. >>> while being embroiled in a scandal rupert murdoch's world is crumbling around him. yeah, dirt? do you think the two of us will ever find the one? well, we've been left behind by so many mops and brooms... aw, man! ...but we have
, think texas. roller derby is making a big comeback, and in many ways, it's the best of both words. all the fast action and body checking thrills of hockey, but it's still under ground, edgy enough that athletes get to pick up cool nicknames like bloody mary and baby face assassin. here's abc's ryan owens. ♪ >> reporter: if these women look like hell on wheels -- they are. you're in austin, texas, the capital of the lone star state and the cradle of modern day rollerer derby civilization. yes, ready or not, roller derby back. and it's all grown up. >> let them hear you if you love it, ladies and gentlemen! ♪ >> reporter: meet margaret fackler. by day, a mild mannered math and science teacher. so beloved by her students, she was voted teacher of the year. >> okay, we'll do it. >> reporter: a wife and mother of two. >> i don't like anything else. >> reporter: but by night -- >> fast, faster, go, go, go! >> i like knocking people down. >> reporter: s s is olivia shootin' john of the hot rod honeys so, how did this young mother go from teaching g ig nontry to kids, to body checking grow
. the republicans are insisting that the debt ceiling can be raised as much as spending is big cut. the speaker is focusing on a short-term deal. cut it by a trillion dollars. president obama has said that is a nonstarter. >> to go through this whole exercise all over again? that we're not going to do. rounds on sunday to make their case to an increasingly anxious public. >> i know that the president is worried about the next election. t shouldn't we be worried about the country? >> the speaker wanted the outline of the plan before 4:00 p.m. eastern sunday to send a positive message to the foreign markets. that deadline passed and this morning the asian markets are down and the u.s. futures aren't looking good, either. both sides are main resolute. >> there's no choice, there's no alternative. >> both sides will be back at work on duelili plans this morning. >> if our credit ratininis lower, ordinary americans will take a hard hit in the f fm of higher interest rates, car loans. >>> in norway the man in arrested in friday's maz murder is being arraigned in the killing of at least 93 people, mos
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